Archive | March, 2010

Banana Cupcakes with Cream-Cheese Frosting

2 Mar

I had such a great day today. It seems to happen more and more that I go home after school in a wonderful mood- happy, relaxed, and not at all prone to lashing out at the next person (usually my mom) who “bothers” me. Strangely enough, it happens a lot when I’m somewhat sleep-deprived- but only when I voluntarily decide to sleep less than usual or get up in the middle of the night to gape at the rainstorm raging outside. That part’s important. If I’m up late writing a paper or doing a project because I have to, you can expect me to be grumpy and bleary-eyed (as my sister calls it: dopey-looking) the next day.

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Broiled Lamb

2 Mar

Sadly, my mom and dad left me (almost) all alone to fend for myself for a week. I hardly ever eat meat, let alone cook it, but I thought I’d give lamb a try. Many people think it’s too “gamey,” but I like it much better than beef. I like it best braised or in a sort of sauce (like the sort of sweet braised lamb with mango chutney at mOre cafe), otherwise it’s kind of dry. But maybe I’ve only had overcooked lamb, so I actually wouldn’t know that well.

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